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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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  • Only God ‘can cure what ails Niger,’ missionary says in midst of famine

    by Shawn Hendricks
    Baptist Press, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    Helping farmers


    Southern Baptist missionary Mike Loftice (left center) works with a group of farmers in the famine-stricken nation of Niger, West Africa. Loftice, who has lived and worked in the Maradi region of Niger since 1997, recently coordinated a $75,000 relief project in six villages. The effort supplied more than 8,000 people with tons of millet and beans. Photo by Sue Sprenkle


    MARADI, Niger (BP)--Famine is nothing new to Niger -- or to Southern Baptist missionary Mike Loftice.

    In recent months, drought and an invasion of locusts have made the situation even worse, threatening millions with starvation in the West African nation. Loftice, who has lived and worked in the hard-hit Maradi region of Niger since 1997, recently coordinated a $75,000 relief project in six villages. The effort supplied more than 8,000 people with tons of millet and beans -- and a second chance at life. Read More

  • Evolution incompatible with Christianity, Mohler says in TIME

    by Jeff Robinson
    Baptist Press, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Evangelical Christianity and evolution are incompatible beliefs that cannot be held together logically within a distinctly Christian worldview, R. Albert Mohler Jr. says in the Aug. 15 edition of TIME magazine.

          TIME solicited the views of four experts with different answers to the question “Can you believe in God and evolution?” Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., comments from an evangelical Christian perspective. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Romance, adultery & the American church

    by Russell D. Moore
    Baptist Press, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (13 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--It's ten o'clock, do you know where your husband is? Apparently many Americans are asking this question, judging by the sales and buzz generated by "The Script: The 100% Absolutely Predictable Things Men Do When They Cheat," a new book by Elizabeth Landers and Vicky Mainzer. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Making evangelism good news again

    by John Avant
    Baptist Press, posted Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (13 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--I believe that one of the most important qualifications for an evangelist is to love to eat. And in that sense, I am highly qualified. Read More